Rob Murphy

August 12, 2020

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.


I teach AP European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 22.05 Month: 92.15 Year: 1598.59
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

5.25 miles very easy.

I've been looking over my blog for the last couple years and I've discovered some interesting things. I ran my marathon PR (2:43) at Utah Valley in 2010. Prior to that my PR was almost 10 minutes slower and I had only broken 3 hours four times. In retrospect I could have run that UVM several minutes faster if I had been a little more confident in my fitness. I ran my last mile in 6 minutes and felt great at the end.

That year I did a grand total of two 70 mile weeks in the four months leading up to the race. Most of my weeks were in the 50-65 range. So far this year I have run eleven seventy plus mile weeks since December leading up to Boston. 

So I shouldn't have any problem breaking 2:40 at Boston right? I am two years older though. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jon on Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 19:09:01 from

Do you have a 1/2 soon to help dial in pace?

From Jake K on Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 20:26:27 from

I think you've got the sub 2:40 in you Rob. Very consistent winter for you so far. A couple long tempo runs in the next couple weeks to get the legs tuned into that pace would probably be beneficial.

From Wesley Hunt on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 14:49:16 from

No doubt. Taper effectively and get to the starting line fresh and healthy. Train to race, not race to train, right? I'll be rooting for you from behind!

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 14:57:51 from

I don't know Wesley. I wouldn't be shocked to see you steaming past me in the final miles.

From allie on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 18:07:34 from

you'll get it.

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